Centre awarded £10 million grant from Department for International Development UK
The grant, together with on-going financial support from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is to enable endemic countries to reduce the prevalence of LF (and other related NTDs) and make progress towards LF elimination. The Centre's goals will be achieved through four main projects:
Mass Drug Administration - support 12 countries to implement or continue implementation of mass drug administration to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2020
Twelve countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, DRC, Ghana, Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mozaimbique, Nepal, Tanzania, Zambia)
Six countries (Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka) will receive support to strenghten and operate laboratories.
Operational Research - projects will be undertaken to support the evidence base for the elimination strategy and apply tools for assessing progress.
Partnership Relations - ensure successful global partnership in terms or advocacy, communication, resource mobilisation and co-ordination.
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